Upper Gully News 14th August 2012
Toyota Good for Footy night is on this Thursday 16th August; AFL players, Cyril Rioli, Brendan Whitecross and Jack Trengove in attendance from 6pm to 8:30pm with free BBQ and Drinks provided by Ferntree Gully Toyota; great night last year so come down. Stay afterwards for senior selection; meals available for $10. Last Home and Away game for the year this Saturday. Big thanks to Bendigo Bank as we unveil our new electronic scoreboard. Stay around after the game for food and a drink and then enjoy the entertainment from two bands into the night as we celebrate the season; Tommy Neville from 5:30pm until 7:30pm and then The Rosie O’Donnell Band between 8:30pm and 12:30pm. The club has now announced all three coaches will continue next season; Andy Hayman Seniors, Nick Wheeler Reserves and Dave Tilley Under 19’s. After a poor first quarter the seniors played very well to nearly get the points against Bayswater last week, the Reserves were undermanned going down also, while the under 19’s returned to the winners list with a good performance. Next week will see both the Reserves and Under 19’s start their finals campaigns at Ringwood. The Vets played their last game for the season last week and just failed to win against Bayswater at Dobson Park; thanks to Greg Blundell for his efforts getting them on the park each week. Congratulations to Mat Lizza on playing his 200th game for the club last week. Good luck to the Under 17’s who play their Grand Final at Scoresby on Sunday; get down to support them and then everyone welcome after the game back at Dobson for the review. Presentation Night tickets now available from the club; U19’s and Vets on Friday 14th September and Seniors/Reserves on Saturday 15th September. The club is now onTWITTER; Click Here Currently 52 followers and growing aiming for 100; also the club is now onFACEBOOKSearch for and Subscribe to theUpperferntreeGully OfficalSite FootballClub. Membership Tickets are still available which provides entry to home games; forms are available on the website or at the club. The Club is always in need of help, so if anyone wants to be involved in roles please contact Andrew Derksen, roles such as fund-raising, working bees, improvements around the Club. Also the club needs helpers for the Caravan and Canteen. Anyone wanting to contribute to this newsletter please email@example.com Don’t forget to check out the website (http://www.uftgfc.sportingpulse.net) for all the latest news and photo’s from around the club. Good Luck in 2012 Upper.....Go the Red and Blue!
Round Seventeen Results – 11th August at Bayswater
Bayswater 10.1 10.4 11.7 14.10.94
Upper Ferntree Gully 1.1 4.2 7.6 11.13.79
Goal Kickers: M. Petracca 4, J. Sherlock 2, V. Lorusso 2, A. Godfrey , R. Minahan , A. Calder
Best Players: K. Currie, T. Riseley, J. Divett, S. Currey, A. Calder, M. Petracca
Bayswater 4.4 6.4 10.8 11.12.78
Upper Ferntree Gully 1.0 4.1 5.3 7.5.47
Goal Kickers: L. Galliott 3, L. Lawson 3, C. Degroot
Best Players: L. Lawson, D. Beyer, J. Zinnow, C. Bridle, G. Blundell, C. Degroot
Bayswater 1.1 3.4 3.5 4.8.32
Upper Ferntree Gully 5.8 7.8 12.10 15.13.103
Goal Kickers: T. McWilliam 3, D. Begley 3, P. Gellie 2, N. O''Dwyer 2, J. Derksen 2, M. Hart 2, T. Smith
Best Players: T. Willis, J. Whiteman, B. Hards, N. O''Dwyer, B. Toole, J. Derksen
Upper Ferntree Gully 1.3 4.5 6.10 6.13.49
Bayswater 2.4 4.6 5.10 8.12.60
Goal Kickers: J. Zinnow 2, A. Derksen 2, M. Scoon , J. Weir
Best Players: J. Franken, J. Zinnow, S. Phillips, A. Derksen, S. Smith, S. Sturt
Mat Lizza played his 200th game last week against Bayswater. Mat played his first reserves game in 1999 in his first year with the Under 18’s. While still Under 18’s in 2000 Mat played his first senior game. Mat was co-captain of the Under 18’s in 2000 and went onto captain the seniors between 2005 and 2007 which included the 2006 seniors losing grand final side. Mat also played in the 2009 losing senior grand final before becoming a premiership player in the 2010 senior grand final victory. Mat played his 100th game vs. Templestowe during Rd 8 in 2006, he won the Dave Baker award also in 2006 and went onto receive Club Life Membership in 2010. Mat in a great career at Upper has been a very determined and hard player who has now played 160 senior games and 40 reserves games; well done.
Patrick Gellie played his 50th Under 18’s/Under 19’s game last week against Bayswater.
Chris Michaliades kicked a goal for Sandringham seniors against Collingwood after being named in the best players for the reserves side the day before against Casey. Dave Eddy kicked 2 goals for Casey Reserves in that same game. Aaron Johns kicked 2 goals and was named in the best players for Box Hill reserves against Port Melbourne.
Round Eighteen vs Montrose at King’s Park
This week’s game against Montrose is proudly sponsored by Memory Lane Hair Studio and Pools R Us.
Results Last Time – 2012 Round Nine
Montrose 8.7 16.12 21.15 28.19.187
Upper Ferntree Gully 0.2 3.4 6.4 9.9.63
Goal Kickers: M. Petracca 3, J. Sherlock 3, D. Eddy, A. Ward, T. Hickleton
Best Players: J. Divett, C. Moorhouse, T. Riseley, S. Currey, J. Sherlock, S. Graham
Montrose 2.5 5.7 8.11 13.14.92
Upper Ferntree Gully 2.2 5.3 10.8 11.9.75
Goal Kickers: L. Galliott 3, L. Lawson 3, A. Lorusso 2, L. Gellie , B. Rattray , G. Nash
Best Players: A. Hurley, L. Anderson, A. Gawne, A. Lorusso, M. Lizza, B. Toole
Montrose 4.0 5.1 8.3 13.6.84
Upper Ferntree Gully 5.1 7.2 16.7 18.12.120
Goal Kickers: J. Whiteman 3, P. Caruso 2, D. Begley 2, B. Hards 2, R. Thomas 2, D. Bridle 2, P. Gellie 2, D. Wilson , T. Smith , S. Crocker
Best Players: B. Hards, J. Whiteman, D. Wilson, D. Begley, J. Ward, L. Gellie
Seniors Head to Head
Upper Gully 11 to Montrose 13 (First Game 1973)
Congratulations to the Under 17’s who won their way into the Grand Final with a good win against Waverley Blues; three weeks ago this side had never won a final and now find themselves in the Grand Final. The U11’s, U12’s and U14’s all failed to win their Preliminary Finals last week but have all enjoyed great seasons; the U11’s only won 3 games last year while the U12’s and U14’s have finished third after both moving up a Division this season. Everyone will be welcome back to Dobson Park after the Grand Final at Scoresby on Sunday for a wrap-up from the day with drinks and nibbles. Junior Presentation Day will be Sunday 9th September at King’s Park.
Last week’s Results
Under 11’s Div D Preliminary Final Upper Ferntree Gully 3.4-22 def. by Waverley Blues Red 3.7-25
Goal Kickers: G. De Wet 2, A. Wilson
Best Players: A. Wilson, T. Franken, A. Barry, D. Gould, N. Vance, A. Barnabas
Under 12’s Div B Preliminary Final Upper Ferntree Gully 5.2-32 def. by Knox 6.8-44
Goal Kickers: R. Bailey 2, T. Strange, D. Hurley, K. Mitchell
Best Players: E. Murdock, M. Byrne, K. Mitchell, C. Hayman, R. Bailey, S. Stevens
Under 14’s Div B Preliminary Final Ferntree Gully Eagles Blue 11.9-75 def. Upper Ferntree Gully 2.9-21
Goal Kickers: J. Begley, K. Jolly
Best Players: R. McLachlan, T. Spangaro, P. Hurley, L. Williams, D. Wills, T. Ali
Under 17’s Div A1 Preliminary Final Waverley Blues Red 7.9-51 def. by Upper Ferntree Gully 11.9-75
Goal Kickers: Z. Klibingaitis 3, D. Fuss 2, J. Nelson 2, J. Boric , T. Barr , R. Carter , N. Heuston
Best Players: Z. Klibingaitis, T. Barr, N. Heuston, J. Scott, J. Lane, K. Croxford
This week’s Games and Times listed below.
Under 17’s Div A1 (Top Age) 3:00pm Grand Final vs Knox at Scoresby Reserve
Previous Meetings this Year
Rd 3 at King’s Park Upper Ferntree Gully 2.3-15 def. by Knox 17.21-123
Rd 11 at King’s Park Upper Ferntree Gully 4.7-31 def. by Knox 14.9-93
Vets sign off debut season in style
The history-making, first time ever Upper Gully Veterans finished off their debut season in style, pushing finalists Bayswater all the way, in the game moved to Dobsons Reserve. With a luxury of riches this round (some would say "for once!"), Upper found itself with a coach, runner, trainer and a full bench of 5 super fit veteran footballers, keen to finish their season with a bang. Coach Dave Leathem found himself having to earn this money this week, having some actual options on the bench to think through and more name magnets than he could poke a stick at. Welcome aboard to Steven Sturt who made his debut, bringing the total players to represent the side over the season to 38. Makes you wonder how we only had 16 available on occasions, a point not lost on skipper Michael Scoon! Upper got off to a flyer, following a quick clearance forward to Jason Zinnow to score the opener and send a shock to the Bayswater side. Zinnow had another excellent game, kicking 3 goals on the day. At quarter time there was nothing in it and Upper had a sniff. Big Andrew Derksen went forward in the second quarter for spell from ruck duties and found himself with a swag of scoring opportunities, kicking two (and should have had three!). Around the packs, the little blokes were getting busy, including Greg Blundell, Heath Wilson, Zinnow, Jared Lawson, Andy Hayman, Brad Smith, Andy Lee etc. The scores were locked at 4.6 apiece at half-time and the upset was well and truly on. Down back Steve Phillips was putting his body on the line and providing a physical contest at every available opportunity. Greg Moorhouse had another ripper game as did Jeff Franken, both linking up with some clever handballs and good running, showing the benefit of being regular trainers. The third quarter was more of the same, with further goals from Zinnow and Jimmy Weir, who now has the distinction of scoring the Vets first and last goals of the season (one for the trivia buffs to remember in future!). At three quarter time we held a one goal lead and the mood in the huddle was one of hope and optimism. Would they get to sing the song for only the third time this year? Sadly - no was the short answer as Bayswater figured out that if they wanted to play finals next round they'd better start looking like a finals side. Baysie ran out winners by 11 points over a brave Upper Gully. In the rooms after the match, Scoony thanked Greg Blundell for his organising skills in getting the side on the park each week and also the club for supporting the team and making it happen. He thanked the boys for their efforts and made the point that if we had the numbers available each week then the side was more than capable of pulling off some good results. In summary you'd have to say the inaugural season was a success, providing a heap of blokes the chance to have a kick with their mates each week and a beer and a meal on a Thursday as part of the mighty Upper Gully Football Club. Well played gentlemen. Pictures from the game can be found here. Anyone interested in playing next year please contact Greg Blundell on 0412 671 135 for more info.
Get down to the club on Thursday nights for a meal and a beer to hear the sides selected for Saturday. This week the 16th August will be the Toyota Good for Footy night; AFL players, Cyril Rioli, Brendan Whitecross and Jack Trengove will be in attendance from 6pm to 8:30pm; a free BBQ and drinks will be provided by FTG Toyota; great night last year so come down.
Last Game social function on this Saturday the 18th August; Featuring Tommy Neville from 5:30pm until 7:30pm and then The Rosie O’Donnell Band between 8:30pm and 12:30pm.
Presentation Night tickets now available from the club; U19’s and Vets on Friday 14th September and Seniors/Reserves on Saturday 15th September.
This season has seen the club celebrate the 1962 and 2002 Reserves Premierships. Next year we look forward to the 1963 Senior Flag 50th Anniversary, Frank “Bags” Lowrie’s last game for the club. Also the Reserves Back to Back Flag of 2003 will be celebrated. Anyone wanting to help in organizing these days please contact Andy Lee.
Next time you are in the rooms have a look at the new additions to the Trophy Cabinet; the 1958 and 1959 Premiership Footballs; the clubs first two premierships. Please check the Club History Page on the club website as well as the Battler page, back issue’s from previous years have been added recently. Anyone with any History or any amendments or additions please contact Andy Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Club Calender
2012 Calender is now available from the Rooms. Thanks to all who have supported the calendar once again. Special thanks to Brett at Mystique Printing for supporting the club again. Well done to Peter Hards in organizing this years calendar.
Don't be a Supporter Become a Member. Membership Forms available on the club website or at the Rooms.
It is a requirement of the club's liquor license that all persons entering the social club when the bar is open either carry a current membership card or sign the attendance register on entry. $50.00 Free entry to Home Games.
King Club 2012
The King Club is a support group for the Upper Ferntree Gully Football Club. For 2012 members of the king club have access to the rooms during the senior game half time were they receive food and drinks complimentary during the break; There are raffles to raise further money with joker poker. You become a club member and have free entry into home games andd also recieve a king club polo. There is also a King Club social event during the year, which includes food and drink . Speak to Peter Hards for further Details. email@example.com mobile 0488 975866.
Visit the club website and look under Merchandise/Uniform for club apparel for sale. Anyone interested please contact Tom Caruso on 0419 016 583 to order. Also we have more stock of the grey polo in limited sizes and numbers; also the blue fleecy jumpers in limited sizes and numbers; be quick to order or miss out.
HAVING A FUNCTION
The Rooms are available for Use please contact Andrew Dersken firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419876686 for bookings.
click hereand look for**in the Calender for available dates
For the Canteen on Home Games
For the Caravan on Home Games
For 1HR or 2HR Allotments
Please contact Andrew Dersken Presidentuftgemail@example.com
Also if anyone knows of a caravan that the club can acquire to replace the current one please let Derko know.
Thank you to all our SPONSORS for 2012 and especially our Major sponsor in Ferntree Gully Toyota, our Gold level sponsors in GRRR Renovations, Genesis Fitness Boronia and Frawley Signs andour Silver Level sponsors in Action Events, Mystique Printing, Airepair, CD Automotive, FTG Auto Salvage, Mayerling Cellars and the Royal Hotel. Please use them and mention you are from the club so they continue their support to us. Their details can be found on the website. Also anyone who knows of a potential sponsor please contact Derko, who will follow up with you.
The club is starting to compile a database of email address so that we are able to communicate to as many people as possible the latest news and events happening around the club more efficiently. With this in mind could you please forward the email address of any Upper Gully people you may know to firstname.lastname@example.org
UFTG Football Club Committee 2012